On April 28, 2023, a conference "Trade relations of Uzbekistan: the role of alternative corridors" was held in Tashkent under the auspices of USAID. The conference was attended by exporters, shippers, forwarders, carriers, logistics companies, logistics associations, railway administrations, representatives of ports .
The purpose of the conference was to familiarize Uzbek companies involved in logistics services with the possibilities of the Middle Corridor or the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TMTM).
The Batumi Sea Port was represented by B. Gogiberidze, a marketing specialist of the Department of Commerce and Logistics, who briefly acquainted the conference participants with the operational and technical capabilities of the port of Batumi .
Due to the new geopolitical realities, the Middle Corridor today looks like an alternative option for transporting goods between East and West. Representatives of Uzbek logistics companies were very interested in the new possibilities of the Middle Corridor and expressed their readiness to redirect part of the cargo to alternative transport route in cases of setting up an optimal logistics chain.
All participants of the conference unanimously noted the importance of holding such events in order to strengthen the competitiveness of the corridors and provide high-quality logistics services in order to attract additional cargo flows to the Middle Corridor.